Langley – Langley Whale Center
Opening in March, 2014, the Langley Whale Center continues to grow and recently moved into their third and larger location at 105 Anthes Ave in October, 2017.
Our larger space allows for more specimens and includes a harbor porpoise skeleton and three whale skulls. Visitors learn about the endangered fish-eating Southern Resident Orcas and the mammal eating Biggs/Transient Orcas, both types that forage around Whidbey Island and Puget Sound.
The small, unique population of gray whales known as the Sounders forage in the mudflats around south Whidbey Island every spring. Humpback whale sightings have also seen an increase in recent years.
You will see where the whales are on our Sightings Map and listen to orcas and other sounds in the Ocean Listening Booth. Our unique gift shop is full of books, jewelry, t-shirts, water bottles, mugs and toys.
The Langley Whale Center is a project of Orca Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based on Whidbey Island, dedicated to raising awareness of the whales of the Pacific Northwest and the importance of providing them a healthy and safe habitats.
Volunteer Docents open the Center Thursdays through Mondays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission–donations and sales are appreciated!